Job Positions

Academic Advisor II

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Neag School of Education


University of Connecticut

Date Posted:

Jun 20 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

The Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut seeks candidates for an Academic Advisor 2 (UCP 6) position for the Dean’s Office at the UConn Storrs campus.


Under the general direction of the Academic Advisory Center Director, this position is responsible for recruiting and advising pre-education and current education students, especially students of color. The academic advisor will counsel prospective and current students to meet academic and career goals, teach an education and social change course, evaluate transcripts, and coordinate and implement programs to promote retention. The advisor will also coordinate and engage in outreach to UConn regional campus students and K-12 schools. This position includes some evening and weekend activities and travel within the State of Connecticut.

Application Process

Please apply online at UConn Jobs,, Staff Positions, Search #2019606.

For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019606) This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 12, 2019.

Institution Information

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Contact Information

Ann Traynor, Ed.D., Director of Advising & Certification,


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in counseling, education or related field
  • Three-five years’ experience advising college or high school students
  • One to three years’ experience working directly with students of color
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, as well as demonstrated solid background in student development theory
  • Demonstrates cultural competency and ability to relate well in working with students, parents, faculty and staff
  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to equity and social justice in education
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound analytical judgment, take initiative and to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, plan, and present programs, workshops, and events
  • Demonstrated skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to compile statistical reports and maintain appropriate files, records and student database.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of academic programs in education
  • Knowledge of recruitment and retention best practices, especially related to K-12 teaching and students of color
  • Experience working with PeopleSoft or with other similar Higher Education systems
  • Teaching experience in or outside of schools.